Learn Drupal 7 or 8?

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Deen-a
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For someone fairly new to Drupal, should I focus on Drupal 8 for a fairly simple website using just Views or should I continue learning Drupal 7?

John Q.T. Nguyen
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If you're piecing together a

If you're piecing together a production site, and it needs to be up and running soon, I would stick to Drupal 7 for now, especially since there isn't a stable release of Drupal 8 yet and no release date has been pinned down. The biggest changes from 7 to 8 are on the back end, so if your main focus is on Site Building, then the transition between versions may not be entirely too dramatic after contributed modules stabilize.

In any case, many of the Drupal fundamentals and knowledge you gain from learning 7 should carry over and help you get acquainted with 8 when it's finally out. And, in general, I think it's always good to never wait or put things off when it comes to learning something new!

If you're still fairly new to Drupal and are looking to build a simple website, then the Build Your First Drupal 7 Web Site collection is a good place to start. You can even segue into the Advanced Site Building in Drupal 7 collection afterward, if your site needs a little more oomph!

Deen-a
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Thanks!

Thank you John! The help and guidance that both you and Chris provide is greatly appreciated!

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